Friday, January 10, 2014

Chunxi Road - Chengdu

In all big cities of the world, I have visited many swanky shopping havens like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, New York's 5th Avenue, London's Mayfair and Nanjing Road in Shanghai. Here they have Chunxi Road in Chengdu which lines all the big designer names like Prada, GUCCI, Valentino, Dior and etc. I never bought anything there because I cannot afford, so I just did window shopping and look-see & touch.



1. I always prefer to book my hotels right beside or above their subway trains, to save time and money. I took a train to Chunxi road, just 2 stops away.



2. I was the BIGGEST IDIOT in Chengdu to discover out that Chunxi Road was just located 2 blocks behind my hotel. Call me stupid to take a big round in the underground train to reach there. I could have walked there in 10 minutes.





3. We learn along our lives and make mistakes, so it is alright to hit the wall sometimes. I was amazed to see all the big shopping streets when I thought Chengdu was all about Panda Farms and Ancient Villages.





4. Their boulevards are so wide and huge with no cars! A real haven for shoppers.






5. It was Winter, so the skies turned dark at 4.00pm.





6. The Christmas decorations in Chengdu was average but the holiday mood was there at Wangfujing.
It was chilly and cold, so I became naughty again.





7. I spent more time admiring at the exterior of the shops than inside.





8. This lovely area was so colourful and brightly lighted up!






9. That was the 2nd Christmas tree I spotted.







10. I met Tony Leung at the basement of the train station on my way home. 
My hand was itchy again.




74 comments:

  1. Really doesn't look like anywhere in China, could be any place in the world...if not for a sprinkling of Mandarin characters.

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    1. China has changed drastically today with bigger shopping areas than KL or Bangkok. They have more rich folks now.

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    2. STP did not ask you, no foods picture? kakaka...

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    3. Yeah...now China is the next super power

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  2. can't believe i am the first to comment today i thot wangfujing is in beijing?

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    1. Yeah I was surprised they also have Lan Kwai Fong and now a "Wangfujing" too!!

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  3. Oops i am not first stp beat me to it lol

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  4. Why you always have your hand held umbrella with you?

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    1. It was drizzling lightly so I carried the hotel's umbrella like an old Grandma! LOL

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  5. i like the last pic with tony leong~ XD

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    1. Even though girls around my age also…not only aunties, hehe!!! =]

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  6. hmmm, nothing much to talk about this Chunxi Road?? cos this must be the shortest ever travelogue post from Anay!! just 10 photos with short descriptions.. usually you have like an average of 18 photos dei~~

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    1. #1: you are right.. it's very important to find a hotel which is convenient for you to go to places you planned to go..

      #2: muahahahahaha, i won't call you stupid lah.. but my CB mouth just want to say you are a sohai!!! why didn't you just ask the hotel staff before you left the hotel??

      #3: actually i don't even have any idea how Chengdu should look like.. at least you thought it's all about panda farmr and ancient villages.. i am totally blank when you want me to try to describe what's Chengdu in my mind.. :p

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    2. #4: indeed a very huge place and if such space is here in KL, sure developers will not waste it and build more commercial buildings between the buildings :D

      #6: Wangfujing?? thought this is in Beijing?? they have the same thing in Chengdu also?? hey, that mannequin looks so real, at first i thought she's real and how dare Anay did that in front of Letchumy!!

      #7: oh yeah, this is a view to behold.. look at those billboards and neons!! lovely..

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    3. #8: wow, that pedestrian bridge looks awesome!! glass wall and so nicely lit up at night!! is that just a normal pedestrian bridge or a bridge connecting two parts of a shopping mall??

      #9: so how many christmas trees have you spotted??

      #10: wakakaka, huge Tony Leung poster!! so you were trying to dig his nose with your little finger?? not big enough then no shyiok, should use your leg!!! :D

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    4. Anay wrote long ones when it comes to him and Letchumi climbing some mountains, don't you agree?

      Bila mau climb lagi, Anay?

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    5. SK comment here maybe longer than the post leh.

      Maybe shopping is not the "in" thing for Anay la. Climb mountain more interesting

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    6. Oh My goodness! You guys exposed all my worms! I am learning to blog like you guys ok. At least this trip, I took all the photos for blogging purposes....silly and funny poses.

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    7. I am reading SK's comments for the 3rd time and still laughing !

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  7. Good day Mr TM!

    Hmm, I guess shopping for branded stuff in any countries is part of the itinerary for most people, even though if it's just window shop :p

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    1. LOL at #2! You should have do some home works before going China ma!
      But never mind la, I believe it's totally fine for tourists to do some silly things sometimes ;)

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    2. Hmm, hands memang itchy huh!! You not scare fans of Tony Leung throw rotten eggs at you ar! For poking his nose in public! xDD

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    3. I didn't even know they have a huge shopping area in Chengdu. Every website i googled about Chengdu, I heard of Pandas and Old streets! This place is good for shoppers like you.

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  8. Good morning TM and everyone, the weather here now is hot...

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    1. Good evening Sharon. It is 12 midnight and the owls are hooting.

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  9. When i first saw the first picture and have not read on yet, i thought you are in the MRT station in Singapore...

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    1. Goodness I would never blog about Singapore's MRT la unless it caught fire!

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  10. You did some exercise before reaching at Chunxi Road, hehe...

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    1. I walked a lot and lost 5 kgs for that trip....

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  11. Wow---looks like a gorgeous place to visit --and as you said, window shop!!!! I laughed about you taking the subway there when it was only 10 minutes from your hotel..... Funny!!!!

    I'm not a shopper and stay away from malls most of the time... BUT--I love seeing the Christmas decorations.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. urm, do u mind email me at lonelyreload@hotmail.com, i have something personal to ask u~ T.T

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  13. Hahaha!! You took the train to reach a road that is just 2 blocks from your hotel?! LOL!

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  14. Wow! The place looks amazing! So modern and roads so wide!

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  15. Hmmm, you are right. The Christmas decorations are so so only. Malaysia is way better right? :D

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  16. Oh my comment went missing...
    Thanks for showing us these pictures... A shopping haven indeed!! Tony Leong is now very famous in China, I heard... he is "handsome" !!! Very yeng!!

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  17. It's an eye-opening experience for me too. I thought Chengdu is another suaku town. Hahaha! I've been to Wangfujing in Beijing. You mean they've one there too?

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  18. No wonder you like cold Weather so much....
    So that you become Notti n itchy....

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  19. Annay now you seems to travel to china very often...
    Get a second home there but cannot get xiao mei mei
    Later letchumi potong u...

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  20. oi! don't korek people's nose la dei! LOL

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  21. How did you discover that Chunxi rd was just two blocks away from your hotel?
    You only discovered after you reached there via train and then you realized, "eh, kam sook geh this place? Like very near to my hotel".. Izzit?

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    1. Wait.. The pic #6.. That lady you were taking picture with, is she a mannequin or a human?
      She looks kinda, err, fake..

      By the way, back to picture #2, I like that selfie you took with your wife, hehe.. You don't look like someone who likes to take selfie pictures, hehe..

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    2. So did you still carry packets of cili & tomato sauce in your pouch? hehehe..
      When I see your pouch, it reminded me of those cili sauces.. Mana tau, just in case you saw spme street food and you decided to buy it, then when youi tried it was tasteless, then at least you have KFC's Life cili sauce as saviour, haha..

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    3. Not human? Then how come the fella standing in the middle of the road so chor-teng one?

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  22. halor Charlie chaplin...LOL...The 1st photo looks like that la only u taller and no misai.

    Yeah bookking hotel near train station very convinient. No need to headache about transport

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    1. Looks like making a broadway musical more..
      "Raindrops keep falling on my head....."

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  23. 2. LOL.....err....at least can "exprience" their train la

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  24. 3. wah very sexy lady uo there also leh.... where is the panda?

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    1. Errr, maybe I am blur sotong.. Why did you associate the sexy lady with panda leh?
      Tak paham..

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  25. mak oi...such vast place to walk leh.. lucky have comfortable shoes. So early the sky got dark.

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    1. This time, he never mention silly bimbo's wearing high heels for shopping.. Coz I belif almost the whole street also the lenglui all wearing high heels boots lor.. Girls ma, oi leng mm moi meang, biasa la, kan?

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  26. LOL...you getting "fresh" over there ah

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  27. I dont really like those neo light Xmas tree.

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    1. apa tu neo light? neon light izzit? pening I...

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  28. LOL...korek hidung.... hmm...i better scroll up and see what Princess ribbon remark on that

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    1. Sorry, ribbon princess no komen on that korek hidung pose-see..
      Princess Polka Ribbon only komen on hamsap nonsen only..
      The korek hidung picture cannot be associated with any hamsap nonsen, so I ma no komen lor..

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  29. hmm... from the clothing, it seems that Chengdu is not as cold as I thought.

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  30. More like the orchard road of Chendu !

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  31. I wonder if the locals worry about the authenticity of designer products sold in their own backyard

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  32. Didn't know Chengdu got underground train. Chengdu is located in the earthquake zone. I would be worried when going with the underground train :)

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  33. Whoa...if we don't step into China, we would not believe China nowadays have became so advanced. I reckon the PRC might take years to visit and explore from one city to another.

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  34. Hahaha, it happened to me too. I was in London and wanted to visit the Natural History Museum. We take a bus downtown when I realised in actual fact we can walk (> 20 minutes) to the destination. I truly enjoyed reading your post. Funny, interesting and informative all at the same time :D

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  35. Such a big city.

    Tony Leung! My favourite actor.

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  36. Great trip report!

    It makes me wanna renew my China visa again and go visit! :)

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  37. chengdu is more modernized than i had imagined

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  38. Hi gold digger! Good at digging gold eh especially other's gold mine haha

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  39. Wow huge building and wide roads..so much changes now

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  40. Keep linking Chengdu with candu lolz

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  41. seeing these pictures reminds me of shanghai (((: also, thanks for stopping by my blog!! why'd you say you "finally found" my blog? i thought i left a link.. haha!! but thanks for the comments.. so nice of you. also, i miss reading your twilight zone ghost stories! laughed so hard when i read the post you wrote on your friend's house.. the one who had a habit of collecting random old furniture. LOLOLOL.

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  42. I prefer go market than those high end malls, because can see only cannot buy ~>_<~

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